Stetson Provides Fast Track into Master of Accountancy program for Embry-Riddle Students

The Stetson University School of Business Administration is located in the Lynn Business Center on the DeLand campus.

Stetson University has approved an “Expedited Entry Program” for students who graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and seek acceptance into Stetson’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.

ERAU students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can fast-track their acceptance into one of the nation’s premiere Master of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, thanks to an agreement between the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy in Stetson’s School of Business Administration and Embry-Riddle’s David B. O’Maley College of Business.

The new “Expedited Entry Program” allows graduates of Embry-Riddle’s business administration program, with a concentration in accounting and finance, to take advantage of Stetson’s Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) waiver.

Once enrolled in Stetson’s School of Business Administration, students have the opportunity in a year’s time to acquire a Master of Accountancy degree in order to pursue meaningful careers in the global marketplace.

Students of the MAcc program also graduate with the additional course requirements necessary for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure, with Stetson ranked No.1 for CPA pass rate in Florida for first-time test-takers with advanced degrees in 2017. Stetson’s accounting program is also distinguished as one of only 188 accounting programs in the world accredited by AACSB International.

Mike Bitter, accounting
Michael Bitter

“We are thrilled to welcome Embry-Riddle as our first partner school and thank Dr. Bert Zarb and the administration at ERAU for making this possible,” said Michael Bitter, PhD, director of the Master of Accountancy Program at Stetson University. “We are excited to offer a quality graduate accounting degree opportunity to Embry-Riddle business students and, due to their affiliation with ERAU, a special partner scholarship.”

Stetson’s MAcc program provides flexibility through coursework offered primarily online. A specialized Tax Track, featuring courses that can be taken independently or as part of the MAcc degree, is also available.

“This is a great opportunity for our students from two outstanding business programs,” said Embry-Riddle’s Bert Zarb, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Information Sciences. “Here they gain a strong foundation in business principles, economics and financial practices and can then move directly into the master’s program at Stetson.”

-Stetson Today